Carcinoma of the esophagus in the elderly (70 years of age or older). Indications and results of surgery

A. Peracchia, R. Bardini, A. Ruol, C. Castoro, A. Segalin, F. Cavazzini, M. Asolati

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Abstract

Of 1338 patients with esophageal cancer admitted in the first department of surgery of the University of Padova between 1980 and 1987, 239 (17.9%) were 70 years of age or older at the time of diagnosis. 67 selected patients (28%) underwent surgical resection, which was performed without thoracotomy in 36 cases. The resection was curative in 51 cases, and palliative in 16. The overall hospital mortality rate was 6%. Advanced age was not related to an increased risk of anastomotic leakage, pulmonary complications, and hospital death. Actuarial survival rate of elderly patients who underwent curative resection was 70% at 1 year, 42% at 3 years, and 30% at 5 years, which is comparable (even without correction for age) with the survival of patients younger than 70 years.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDiseases of the Esophagus
Pages147-152
Number of pages6
Volume1
Edition3
Publication statusPublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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    Peracchia, A., Bardini, R., Ruol, A., Castoro, C., Segalin, A., Cavazzini, F., & Asolati, M. (1988). Carcinoma of the esophagus in the elderly (70 years of age or older). Indications and results of surgery. In Diseases of the Esophagus (3 ed., Vol. 1, pp. 147-152)